Organised since 2011, the expo has become an annual beer festival and served as a venue to popularise new products of breweries in New Zealand and Asia-Pacific.
This year, three Vietnamese breweries, namely Pasteur Street Brewing Co., Ltd, East-West Brewery Co. and Heart of Darkness Brewery, brought to the expo their latest drinking products which were highly appraised by the organizers and visitors.
The Pasteur Street Brewing Co., Ltd, which attended the expo for the first time, dazzled beer connoisseurs at the event. Earlier, its Chocolate Cyclo Stout earned the company a gold medal at the World Beer Cup Competition in the US in May, 2016.
Together with Maison Marou which has been available in New Zealand in 2016, Vietnamese fruit-flavoured craft beer products will be sold in the country, including beer with taste of dragon fruit, passion fruit, coffee, cocoa, vanilla and jasmine.
Brandon Watts, General Manager of Pasteur Street Brewing, hoped to nudge Vietnamese beer products closer to customers in New Zealand.
The Vietnam Trade Office in New Zealand proactively supported the companies in popularising and exhibiting their products at the fair.
The expo was a golden chance for Vietnamese enterprises to introduce their new-generation drinks to foreign consumers.